Thursday, February 23, 2012

When a Month Already Feels Like a Lifetime

Well, it's official. Tobie, Prince and I have been together as a little Sietch Family for a full month now. But dang, it feels like we've been together for years. Tobie said it's probably because we've been living every moment together to the fullest, or something along those lines. And I can totally see how that makes sense. Time flies when you're having fun after all, and thus we've managed to compress years of experiences (both happy and sad) into a scant 30 days.

And we've only just begun.

To be fair, I know we have a long way to go. We're still learning more and more about one another. We're still creating new routines to incorporate our shared lives together. And we're working through those occasional wrinkles and hiccups along this new journey we've embarked upon together. And such challenges once overcome only make us stronger and reaffirm our love for one another.

We still haven't figured out a term that best describes us and what we have. From a pet name perspective we call one another love, love love and baby. That evolved into using the abbreviations B1, B2 and B3 in order to make group chats and text messages easier to understand. (And in case you're wondering, I'm B1, Tobie is B2 and Prince is B3). And that evolved even further to refer to us as B-Vitamins since we all certainly feel a boost in energy and happiness when we're all together. But still, I feel we need a better term for this unique relationship.

The word threesome has too many sexual connotations. Ménage à trois lacks that sense of permanence and stability. A friend recommended the Filipino term Maharlika in reference to the old class structures and taking on multiple spouses, which is fun although it'll probably sound a tad pretentious in some circles.

But that's just a minor point to consider, when you get down to it. But it does make for fun thinking and conversation.

So here's to technically one month of happiness together my babies! Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for making me feel loved in a way so unique it defies description. And thank you for allowing me to take care of you and show you just how much you both mean to me.

The future can only get better and brighter. And we have so many lives to life at the rate we're going - and I'm excite to explore every new horizon with both of you by my side.


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